Hypersensitive cough reflex is a mouthful, but it sounds more complicated than it is. Hypersensitive simply means overly sensitive, and cough reflex refers to the series of steps that get stimulated to produce cough. Secretary Hillary Clinton has a history of coughing spells. While Dr. Mandel Sher has not evaluated Secretary Clinton, he suggests that she likely has a hypersensitive cough reflex. Secretary Clinton fits the profile of the typical Chronic Cough patient. Women, particularly as they age, are affected by Chronic Cough more often than men.
Each of our bodies are equipped with a cough mechanism. Cough has a very important function. But when cough cannot be managed, it becomes disruptive to daily life. At best, cough that cannot be managed because of its frequency and/or intensity can have negative physical, mental, social and professional consequences. At worst, cough that cannot be managed can be an indication of a serious medical condition.
If you or someone you love has a cough that won’t go away, contact Dr. Mandel Sher at Center for Cough for evaluation and cough treatment: 727-393-8067.
Chronic Cough is in the news as a result of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s disruptive and persistent cough. Hillary’s hypersensitive cough reflex is likely the culprit. Allergies may be a trigger of Mrs. Clinton’s cough, but a hyper or super-sensitive cough mechanism is probably the cause. When an overly sensitive cough mechanism becomes irritated, coughing spells can result. Talking is a powerful irritant. A relentless campaign season offers no refuge.